Tag Archives: Boating Industry Top 100

Boating Industry extends Top 100 application deadline

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Boating Industry has announced the extension of the deadline to submit applications for the 2020 Top 100 Dealers program. With the original deadline approaching quickly and given the circumstances of the ongoing pandemic, paired with a busy time of year for dealers, the staff at Boating Industry felt that dealerships should have more time to complete and submit applications for ...

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Marine Connection adds new sales location

Marine Connection adds new location

Marine Connection, the third-ranked dealer in the 2019 Boating Industry Top 100, has opened its sixth Florida sales location at the expansive Riverwatch Marina complex in Stuart, FL, which is owned and managed by Southern Marinas. Marine Connection’s showroom and outdoor exhibit space will feature new boat sales of Sportsman, Blackfin and Hurricane brands, along with premium pre-owned inventory and ...

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Boating Industry Top 100 applications are open

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Applications for the 2020 Boating Industry Top 100 are now open, with a new streamlined application process. Top 100 companies will be recognized at the Top 100 Gala on the final evening of the Boating Industry Elevate Summit, Nov. 18, in Atlanta. The list will also be featured in the December issue of Boating Industry and at BoatingIndustry.com. Dealers know ...

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Boating Industry Elevate Summit announces 2020 dates, location

Boating Industry Elevate Summit 2020

The Boating Industry Elevate Summit will be heading to Atlanta this fall. The 2020 Summit will be November 16-18 at the Atlanta Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta. “We’re very excited to be heading to Atlanta for our second Elevate Summit,” said Jonathan Sweet, managing director for Elevate and the Boating Industry Top 100. “Georgia is a great boating state, and ...

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The 2020 Top 100

By Jonathan Sweet The most important question on the Top 100 application is what dealers have done to get better over the previous years. It’s a recognition that no matter how good a dealership is, it can get better. We’re looking for that constant effort that shows a dedication to continual improvement. At the same time, it’s important that we ...

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It was great at Elevate!

By David Gee How much fun was that?! Our Elevate plan was to create something new and different for the recreational boating industry; a unique, leader-specific, industry-wide, future-driven, smaller-by-design, strategic conference unlike any the industry had ever seen. And we are pleased and proud to say the first-ever Elevate conference went according to plan - and beyond! The event got ...

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Boating Industry names 2019 Top 100 Dealers

Boating Industry announced its 2019 Top 100 dealers at a black tie gala on Nov. 24 in Orlando. “From the thousands of dealers in North America — and hundreds of nominations — these 100 dealers are the best of the best,” said Top 100 Program Director Jonathan Sweet. “This is the 15th year of recognizing the Top 100 and the ...

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15 Years of Top 100

By Jonathan Sweet When the Boating Industry Top 100 started in 2005, it was a major undertaking for both the magazine and the industry. Nobody had ever attempted to find and recognize the best dealers in the industry. The goal of celebrating those top dealers was only part of the program. The most important goal of the Boating Industry Top ...

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It’s not too late to make your plans for Elevate

By David Gee It's not too late to Elevate! Our first annual strategic conference for leaders, and emerging leaders, in the recreational boating industry, is just a few weeks away, November 22-24, in Orlando. We had several people engage us excitedly on the docks at Fort Lauderdale. One person, a long-time industry marketing person, told us he loves that it ...

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Boating Industry announces 2019 Top 100 Leadership Alliance

For 15 years, the Boating Industry Top 100 has recognized the best boat dealers in North America for their business acumen, industry advocacy, customer service and overall success. Boating Industry is proud to announce the 2019 Top 100 Leadership Alliance – those companies whose support of the program makes the Top 100 possible. This year’s Leadership Alliance includes: Dealer Profit ...

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